Ann Arbor Observer, May 2011

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Ann Arbor Observer,
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Publisher: Ann Arbor Observer Company

Date: May 2011


The following articles appeared in the May 2011 issue of the Ann Arbor Observer:

  • Special Ed Vote [UpFront], page 9
  • Subjects:

    • Washtenaw Intermediate School District
    • Millages
    • Education - Elections
    • Education - Washtenaw County

    Keywords:

    • Donna Lasinski
    • Rick Leyshock


  • Word Power [UpFront], page 9
  • Subjects:

    • Authors
    • Fundraisers

    Keywords:

    • 826Michigan
    • Richard Ford
    • Jeffrey Eugenides
    • Zingerman's Roadhouse
    • ZZ Packer
    • Junot Diaz
    • Alice Munro
    • Jhumpi Lahiri
    • Robot Supply & Repair Store


  • Recycling Blues [UpFront], page 9
  • Subjects:

    • Recycle Ann Arbor
    • Ann Arbor - Budget
    • Washtenaw County - Government
    • Economic Conditions - Ann Arbor & Washtenaw County

    Keywords:

    • Drop-Off Station
    • Melinda Uerling


  • Diorama Update [UpFront], page 9
  • Subjects:

    • University of Michigan - Museums
    • Native Americans
    • Exhibits

    Keywords:

    • University of Michigan Museum of Natural History
    • Amy Harris
    • Ojibwe
    • Anishinaabe
    • Terri Holland
    • Rick Fitzgerald


  • Held Over [UpFront], page 9
  • Subjects:

    • Performance Network
    • Theater

    Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation
    • Perich & Partners
    • Carla Milarch


  • History Mystery [Up Front], page 9
  • Subjects:

    • Authors
    • Books & Reading
    • Local History

    Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor District Library
    • Lucy Roehrig
    • 101 Things You Didn't Know About Ann Arbor
    • Horace Martin Woodhouse
    • Nicola Rooney
    • Nicola's Books
    • Michael Turback


  • Crime is Down [Inside Ann Arbor], page 11
  • Subjects:

    • Ann Arbor Police Department
    • Ann Arbor - Budget
    • Economic Conditions - Ann Arbor & Washtenaw County
    • Ann Arbor - City Government Departments, Agencies, Commissions, etc.
    • Crime & Criminals
    • Statistics

    Keywords:

    • Barnett Jones
    • University of Michigan Department of Public Safety
    • AAPD
    • Roger Fraser


  • South U Grows Up [Inside Ann Arbor], page 11-13
  • Subjects:

    • Merchant Associations
    • Zoning
    • Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority
    • Ann Arbor City Council
    • University of Michigan - Students

    Keywords:

    • South University Area Association
    • Maggie Ladd
    • Zaragon Place
    • 601 Forest
    • Rick Perlman
    • A2D2
    • Susan Pollay
    • Ed Davidson
    • Bivouac
    • CVS Pharmacy
    • Dennis Tice


  • Where's My Mail Carrier? [Inside Ann Arbor], page 13-14
  • Subjects:

    • United States - Departments & Agencies
    • U.S. Postal Service
    • Unions

    Keywords:

    • Ted Sims
    • Ed Moore
    • Flats Sequencing System
    • FSS
    • National Association of Letter Carriers


  • Bus City USA [Inside Ann Arbor], page 14-16
  • Subjects:

    • Mass Transit
    • Ann Arbor Transportation Authority
    • Statistics

    Keywords:

    • AATA
    • The Ride
    • Eli Cooper


  • We Totally Qualitied It Up [Inside Ann Arbor], page 16-17
  • Subjects:

    • Ann Arbor Antiques Market
    • Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds

    Keywords:

    • Margaret Brusher
    • Tom Monaghan
    • Woody Straub
    • Nancy Straub
    • Doreen Birnie
    • Father Gabriel Richard High School
    • Liz Schoch


  • Big Green Big Year [Inside Ann Arbor], page 18-19
  • Subjects:

    • Birds & Birding
    • Environment

    Keywords:

    • BIGBY
    • Andy Dettling
    • Jacco Gelderloos
    • Laurnet Fournier


  • Crime Map, page 21
  • Subjects:

    • Crime & Criminals
    • Ann Arbor Police Department


  • Steven Ball: The U-M's Bell Ringer [Ann Arborites], by Erin Kirkland, page 23
  • Subjects:

    • Biography
    • Bells
    • Musicians
    • University of Michigan - Faculty & Staff

    Keywords:

    • Courtney Beleck
    • Burton Memorial Tower
    • Chris Padmos
    • Baird Carillon
    • Michigan Theater
    • Organs
    • Lurie Tower
    • Mark Clague
    • Stearns Collection


  • Ode To a Picture Palace: The State Theater and Me, by Christopher Potter, page 25-26
  • Subjects:

    • Theaters
    • Local History
    • Human Interest
    • Films
    • Historic Buildings

    Keywords:

    • Michigan Theater
    • Butterfield Theatre
    • C. Howard Crane
    • Art Deco
    • Orpheum Theater
    • Urban Outfitters


  • Family Visit: Walking at Forest Hills Cemetery, by Kimberly Elsifor, page 26-27
  • Subjects:

    • Local History
    • Cemeteries
    • Human Interest

    Keywords:

    • Nichols Arboretum


  • Hieftje Decades: After Five Tumultouous Terms, The Mayor Sees Even Harder Times Ahead, by Eve Silberman, page 29-33
  • Subjects:

    • John Hieftje
    • Ann Arbor City Council
    • Ann Arbor - Budget
    • Economic Conditions - Ann Arbor & Washtenaw County
    • Ann Arbor - Mayor
    • Elections - Ann Arbor

    Keywords:

    • Scott Walker
    • Democratic Party
    • Carsten Hohnke
    • Bill Brown
    • Dave Lutton
    • Kathryn Goodson
    • Tim Colenback
    • Simone Lightfoot
    • Ingrid Sheldon
    • John Roberts
    • Progressives of Washtenaw
    • POW
    • Greenbelts
    • Millages
    • Neil Berlin
    • Roger Fraser
    • Stephen Rapundalo
    • Marcia Higgins
    • Tom Crawford
    • Leigh Greden
    • Sandi Smith
    • Sabra Briere
    • Joan Lowenstein
    • A2D2
    • Mayor's Green Fair
    • Mass Transit
    • Gene Goodman
    • Josh Hieftje


  • Semi-Shared Suffering: The Cost of Reinventing Michigan, by James Leonard, page 35
  • Subjects:

    • Michigan - Government Departments & Agencies
    • Michigan - Budget
    • Rick Snyder
    • Local Government
    • Economic Condidtions - Michigan
    • Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners

    Keywords:

    • Democratic Party
    • Yousef Rabhi
    • Republican Party
    • Brian Calley
    • Wes Prater
    • Deb Mexicotte
    • Robert Allen
    • Ann Arbor Public Schools
    • John Hieftje
    • Roger Fraser
    • Verna McDaniel
    • Conan Smith
    • Leah Gunn


  • It Was the Best of Times: 25 Years at Automobile Magazine, by Jean Jennings, page 37-39
  • Subjects:

    • Magazines & Newspapers
    • Journalists & Journalism
    • Automotive Industry - General
    • Local History

    Keywords:

    • David E. Davis Jr.
    • Car and Driver Magazine
    • Jean Jennings
    • Pretzel Bell Building
    • P. J. O'Rourke
    • Jim Harrison
    • Robert Cumberford
    • Georg Kacher
    • Trant Jarman
    • Don Sherman
    • Kevin Smith
    • Patrick Bedard
    • Martyn Goddard
    • Malcolm Smith
    • Rupert Murdoch
    • Boyd Codington
    • Jean Lindamood
    • Terry Russell
    • Tony Bennett
    • Bob Eaton
    • Primedia
    • Eddie Alterman


  • Back to the Land, by Barry Lonik, page 41-45
  • Subjects:

    • Reat Estate Development - Washtenaw County
    • Land Use
    • Farms & Farming
    • Zoning
    • Townships

    Keywords:

    • Colt Farms
    • Ann Arbor Township
    • Mike Moran
    • Webster Township
    • Grand Sakwa
    • Nick Heller
    • Conservation Easements
    • Washtenaw Land Conservancy
    • Bill Martin
    • Black Pond Woods
    • PDRs
    • Purchase of Development Rights
    • Karl Frankena
    • Raisin Valley Land Trust
    • Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy
    • Potawatomi Community Land Trust
    • PCLT
    • Community Farm of Ann Arbor
    • Ecology Center
    • Millages
    • Mike Garfield
    • Michigan Environmental Council
    • Lana Pollack
    • Washtenaw County Home Builders Association
    • Ann Arbor Area Board of Realtors
    • Parks
    • LeFurge Woods
    • Jack Smiley
    • Legacy Land Conservancy
    • Howard Braun
    • Kelven Braun
    • York Township
    • Braun Farm
    • Sierra Club
    • Albert Berriz
    • Greenbelts
    • Greenbelt Advisory Committee
    • Scio Township
    • Fox Science Preserve
    • Farm and Ranchlands Protection Program
    • Natural Area Preservation Program
    • Superior Township
    • Watersheds
    • Rivers
    • Susan Lackey


  • Stone School: From One-Room Schoolhouse to Co-op Nursery [Then & Now], by Grace Shackman, page 47
  • Subjects:

    • Local History
    • Historic Buildings
    • Education
    • Early Childhood Education

    Keywords:

    • Stone School Cooperative Nursery
    • Barbara Hutchinson
    • Benajah Ticknor
    • Cobblestone Farm
    • Eastern Michigan Normal School
    • Pittsfield School District No. 7
    • Barbara Loomis
    • National Register of Historic Places
    • Annie Zipser
    • Anna Mae Trievel


  • Satchel's BBQ: Meat's the Thing [Restaurants], page 49
  • Subjects:

    • Restaurants - Reviews


  • Mac's Acadian: Fish Fry [Restaurants], page 49-53
  • Subjects:

    • Restaurants - Reviews


  • Movin' On Up [Marketplace Changes], page 55
  • Subjects:

    • Restaurants
    • Ethnic Foods

    Keywords:

    • Sumi Bhojani
    • Swaroop Bhojani
    • Hut-K Chaats
    • Bombay Grocery
    • Chaat
    • Jainism
    • Mumbai


  • From Harleys to Mowers [Marketplace Changes], page 55-56
  • Subjects:

    • Gardens & Gardening
    • Lawn & Garden Equipment

    Keywords:

    • Weingartz
    • Dan Weingartz
    • Harley-Davidson
    • Ray Weingartz Sr.
    • Ray Weingartz Jr.


  • Get Your Game On [Briefly Noted], by , page 56-57
  • Subjects:

    • Games
    • Video Games
    • Retail Trade

    Keywords:

    • Alex Horvath
    • Board Games
    • Great Wraps
    • Gaming


  • Subway Restaurant [Briefly Noted], page 57
  • Subjects:

    • Restaurants
    • Franchises
    • Food - Carryout & Delivery

    Keywords:

    • Denise Munroe
    • Randy Munroe


  • Wireless Zone [Briefly Noted], page 59
  • Subjects:

    • Telecommunications
    • Franchises

    Keywords:

    • Cellphones
    • Mobile Devices
    • Debbie Peterson
    • Verizon
    • Wireless
    • Shahin Clothing
    • PDAs


  • Great Lakes Chocolate & Coffee [Briefly Noted], page 58-59
  • Subjects:

    • Coffee Shops
    • Chocolate - Retail
    • Franchises
    • Restaurants

    Keywords:

    • Christine Jeffries
    • Paul Smith
    • Jared Smith
    • GLCC
    • Lakewood Neighborhood


  • Big Boy [Briefly Noted], page 59
  • Subjects:

    • Restaurants
    • Franchises

    Keywords:

    • Abdul Karkoukli
    • Andy Karkoukli
    • Fred Karkoukli
    • Sam Berry
    • Bill Berry


  • Closings [Marketplace Changes], page 59
  • Subjects:

    • Business - Closings

    Keywords:

    • U Pizza & Burger
    • James Schayes
    • China King


  • Jeni Lee Richey: Good Story [Alt-Country], by Chris Berggren, page 61
  • Subjects:

    • Music - Reviews
    • Nightclubs

    Keywords:

    • Goodnite Gracie


  • Unhooked from Time: A Timely Exhibit [Galleries], by Grant Mandarino, page 65
  • Subjects:

    • Art & Artists
    • Exhibits
    • Art - Reviews

    Keywords:

    • Gallery Project


  • Breakin' Curfew: Above Average [Teen Showcase], by James M. Manheim, page 66
  • Subjects:

    • Theater
    • Poetry
    • Music - Reviews

    Keywords:

    • Neutral Zone
    • University Musical Society


  • Sherlock Jr. [Film], by Michael Betzold, page 71
  • Subjects:

    • Films
    • Michigan Theater

    Keywords:

    • Silent Films
    • Buster Keaton


  • Rachel DeWoskin: The Boundaries of Cruelty, by Keith Taylor, page 75
  • Subjects:

    • Books & Reading
    • Authors

    Keywords:

    • Nicola's Books
    • Big Girl Small


  • Sean Dobbins & the Modern Jazz Messengers: Lessons Learned [Jazz], by Piotr Michalowski, page 77
  • Subjects:

    • Music - Reviews
    • Kerrytown Concert House

    Keywords:

    • Ann Arbor Public Schools
    • Washtenaw Community College


  • Some Couples May: Purple Rose Acting Up [Plays], by Sally Mitani, page 85
  • Subjects:

    • Theater
    • Purple Rose Theater

    Keywords:

    • Carey Crim


  • March 2011 Home Sales, by Kevin Duke, page 96
  • Subjects:

    • Real Estate
    • Houses - Cost of
    • Statistics


  • I Spy [Back Page], by Sally Bjork, page 99
  • Subjects:

    • Historic Buildings
    • Ann Arbor - History
    • Local History
    • Contests

    Keywords:

    • Melodie Marske
    • Peaceworks Through Art
    • Mary Thiefels
    • Connie Kerr
    • Katie DeBona
    • Bruce Michael Conforth
    • John Vance
    • Tree Town Murals
    • Michigan Peaceworks
    • Sherry Lee MacGregor
    • Jolly Pumpkin